Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Validity of certificates


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to remove doubt as to the validity of, and to declare valid, certificates heretofore issued for the purposes of the Companies Act under the hands of public officers other than the Registrar of Companies.

[8th August, 1969]

Act 29 of 1969,

Act 21 of 2010.


1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Companies (Certificates Validation) Act.


2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Act” means the Companies Act;

“officer” means any public officer heretofore designated as Assistant Registrar of Companies, or any other public officer who heretofore for the time being exercised the function of issuing statutory certificates under the Act;

“Registrar” means the person appointed as Registrar under section 14 of the Patents and Companies Registration Agency Act, 2010.

[Subs by s 2 of Act 21 of 2010.]


3.   Validity of certificates

For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that any certificate of incorporation, any certificate of mortgage, any certificate of charge or any other statutory certificate heretofore issued for the purposes of the Act under the hand of any officer shall, for all purposes, be deemed to be and to have been validly and properly issued under the Act, as if the same had been issued under the hand of the Registrar.


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